Lydia Gross’s unknown marriage

Written by Forrest Moyer on May 15, 2020

The first part of this article, about Lydia Gross’s leadership in the Doylestown Mennonite Sewing Circle and proposed Women’s Missionary Society, was written by Mary Jane Hershey and published in the MHEP Newsletter in March 1996.

The second part, written by myself, is about Lydia’s unknown or secret marriage.

I don’t tell the story to cast aspersions on her character. Rather, it is an example of how complex life could be in the old days, even for conservative Mennonites who

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